Nigel McDowell

Nigel McDowell

  • 1 stars across 3 books
Nigel McDowell grew up in County Fermanagh, rural Northern Ireland, and as a child spent most of his time battling boredom, looking for adventure - crawling through ditches, climbing trees, devising games to play with his brother and sister, and reading. His favourite book as a child was The Witches by Roald Dahl.

After graduating with a degree in English he spent almost two years living and working in Australia and New Zealand. With him he took a small notebook containing notes about a boy called "Bruno Atlas", and a seaside town called "Pitch End". When he returned to Ireland after his travels, one notebook had multiplied into many, and eventually his notes for Tall Tales from Pitch End filled a large cardboard box... TALL TALES FROM PITCH END was Nigel's first novel, followed up by THE BLACK NORTH.

THE HOUSE OF MOUNTFATHOM was Nigel's final novel, before his death in early 2016 at the age of thirty-four.
6th June 2013

Tall Tales From Pitch End

A richly imagined gothic tale of friendship, loss, rebellion and adventure Ruled by the Elders, policed by an unforgivi... MoreTall Tales From Pitch End

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5th June 2014

The Black North

Based on Irish legends and mythology, this is an enchanting new fantasy from the author of TALL TALES FROM PITCH END. T... MoreThe Black North

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9th March 2017

The House of Mountfathom

'THE HOUSE OF MOUNTFATHOM is the kind of book that turned me into a reader in the first place. It has the same clever i... MoreThe House of Mountfathom

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    Tall Tales From Pitch End

    I found this book very boring. It was also a bit violent. The start was quite good but it ran out of steam and I was tempted to put it down although I...